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[audio]Dakini Software by John Giorno
Recorded at St. Marks Church in New York City on November 8, 1972, John Giorno presents a lengthy excerpt from his poem “Dakini Software.” Giorno is well known for his provocative sound and performance poetry that blends a bohemian sensibility, radical sexual politics, and spiritual practice. All these elements are featured in this echo-laden rendition of “Dakini Software,” which mixes the metaphors of a female, tantric and Tibetan Buddhist deity, or embodiment of enlightened energy, wit...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Spoken Word; Poetry
Downloads: 171
[audio]A Reading from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
Professor Jess B. Bessinger, Jr. reads the general prologue and the concluding retraction of Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales.” One of the foremost experts on early English poetry, Bessinger offers a masterful recitation of this seminal work of literature, all in the original Middle English. The lyrical quality of Chaucer’s masterpiece is best appreciated when read aloud by someone fluent in the archaic form of English in which it was written...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Literature; Spoken Word
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[audio]Words: Program No. 14: Ted Berrigan and Ron Padgett
One in a series of programs produced by Clark Coolidge that feature the works of late 20th century poets, sound poets, and authors. In this recording you will hear two poetry readings. The first, by Ted Berrigan, given in Iowa City on Oct. 13, 1968, and the other, by Berrigan and Ron Padgett given in New York City in 1964. Both members of the New York School of young poets active during the 1960s and beyond, Berrigan and Padgett write short and often humorous poems...
Keywords: Poetry; Spoken Word; KPFA-FM
Downloads: 65
[audio]Words: Program No. 9: Lewis MacAdams
One in a series of programs produced by Clark Coolidge that feature the works of late 20th century poets, sound poets, and authors. This recording is of a reading by Lewis MacAdams, made in San Francisco in September 1969. MacAdams is a poet, filmmaker, environmentalist, and political activist, well known for his film on Jack Kerouac, and his books on the poets of the Beat Generation. The poems heard here deal with such topics as sex, nature, friendship, and marriage, all read in a delightful so...
Keywords: Poetry; Spoken Word; KPFA-FM
Downloads: 29
[audio]Wilfred Funk: A Poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
A short, humorous poem, listing the unattractive qualities and poor personal hygiene of Wilfred Funk. Written by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and read by the poet this work poke’s fun at Wilfred Funk, the famed lexicographer, and columnist for the conservative “Reader’s Digest.” Although the portrait it paints is quite uncomplimentary and is ridden with vulgarities, the seemingly vitriolic nature of the tirade is leavened by an inherent sense of amusement and the over the top nature of the comp...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Poetry; Spoken Word
Downloads: 214
[audio]Ferguson's Dictionary for Concrete Poets: The Four-Letter Words
Internationally prominent Canadian intermedia artist Gerald Ferguson has compiled by computer a dictionary for poets who utilize words as material for composing visual (concrete) poetry. Here is his reading, recorded in Halifax, Nova Scotia, of “The Four-Letter Words” of his dictionary which lists all words from the Standard Corpus of Present Day American English Language Usage in order by the number of letters in each word...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Spoken Word; Poetry
Downloads: 159
[audio]Ode To Gravity: A Poetry Reading by Charles Reznikoff
A reading by the then 80 year old Charles Reznikoff, recorded at the Poetry Center of San Francisco State University on March 21, 1974, in which the poet reads a selection of his works written from 1918 to 1974. Reznikoff, along with fellow poets Carl Rakosi, Louis Zukofsky, and George Oppen were dubbed the Objectivist Poets by Ezra Pound back in the 1930s, and it is Oppen who offers a warm introduction at the start of this program...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Spoken Word; Poetry
Downloads: 78
[audio]Kay Boyle: An 86th Birthday Celebration
In honor of Kay Boyle’s 86th birthday, KPFA broadcast a program created by the American Audio Prose Library (AAPL),in which the novelist, poet, essayist, and political activist reads from one or her books and one of her essays. In the second half of the program she is interviewed by Kay Bonetti, about her writings, political philosophy, and life. Boyle was born in St. Paul, MN in 1902 and was educated at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PN...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Spoken Word; Kay Boyle
Downloads: 201
[audio]Kay Boyle’s Amnesty International Benefit Reading
Author, poet, and political activist, Kay Boyle reads an excerpt from her 1933 novel “Gentleman, I Address You Privately”, in a program recorded on February 21, 1987 at San Francisco State University during an Amnesty International Benefit in her honor. The novel, which Boyle partially rewrote after this reading, tells of the adventures of an English clergyman forced out of the Church for unspecified behavior, and who then seeks to eke out a fortune as a piano teacher...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Literature; Spoken Word; Kay Boyle
Downloads: 38
[audio]A Poetry Reading by Clark Coolidge
Clark Coolidge reads a number of his poems, many of which were unpublished at the time of this recording. Coolidge, was perhaps more than any other person, responsible for inspiring the entire experimental field of Language Poetry, which became popular among avant-garde, mostly American poets, during the 1960s and 70s. This type of poetry was partially inspired by the work of Gertrude Stein, John Cage, and others who sometimes used mathematical sequences and other aleatoric or logical constructs...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Spoken Word; Poetry; Clark Coolidge
Downloads: 148
[audio]Face the Day: Poems and Music by Dane Rudhyar
Dane Rudhyar reads selected poems from his book “White Thunder” first published in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1938. The poems tend to focus on the spiritual path and the awesomeness of nature and the gods. Rudhyar, with his delicate French accent and dramatic voice, lends to these poems the power of a magical invocation. Interspersed with the poetry are excerpts from his musical compositions including his “Sinfonietta” the sweeping notes of which, compliment the mood engendered by the readi...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Spoken Word; Poetry; Dane Rudhyar
Downloads: 106
[audio]Words: Program No. 2, Tom Clark and Ron Padgett
An Academy of American Poets reading at the Guggenheim Museum, recorded on March 5, 1968. Tom Clark and Ron Padgett read a selection of their poetry including some collaborative works. Highlights include a funny variation of one of James Wright’s poems “Outside Fargo, North Dakota” (which is also read for necessary comparisons), as well as two “postcard poems” in which the addresses are turned into verse, to amuse the postal workers and to see if artistic renderings of such important d...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Words series; Spoken Word; Poetry
Downloads: 57
[audio]A reading by Jan Herman
Herman reading from 5th issue of his magazine San Francisco Earthquake, issue titled VDRSVP. The reading includes works by Sinclair Beiles, Carl Solomon, Carl Weissner, Annie Rooney and Jan Herman, dated 2/13/70.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Literature; Spoken Word; Jan Herman
Downloads: 96
[audio]Frontiers: The Poetry of Kay Boyle
Recorded at the KPFA studios on August 25, 1986 Kay Boyle reads a selection of her poems. One of America’s most important writers of the 20th century, and a close friend of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, William Carlos Williams, and many others, Kay Boyle was one of the longest surviving member of those American artists and writers that lived in Paris during the 1920’s. She was also quite politically active in the support of pacifism and political prisoners and was even blacklisted during the ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Spoken Word; Poetry; Kay Boyle
Downloads: 55
[audio]Kay Boyle Day: Part 1
On February 19, 1988, as part of a fund-raising marathon, KPFA presented a nine hour festival of programing in honor of Kay Boyle’s 86th birthday, which included interviews with the poet, author, and political activist and readings of her work. One of the most important American writers of the 20th century, Boyle was born in St. Paul, MN in 1902 and was educated at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Literature; Spoken Word; Kay Boyle
Downloads: 85
[audio]Words: Program No. 16, John Ashbery
One in a series of programs produced by Clark Coolidge that feature the works of late 20th century poets, sound poets, and authors. In this recording, made on August 23, 1964 at the Washington Square Art Gallery in New York City, John Ashbery reads a selection of poems from his book “The Tennis Court Oath” as well as his long, award winning poem “The Skaters”. John Ashbery is one of the greatest American poets of the latter half of the 20th century, and has won almost every award imagina...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Words series; Spoken Word; Poetry
Downloads: 103
[audio]Words: Program No. 8, Larry Fagin
One in a series of programs produced by Clark Coolidge that feature the works of late 20th century poets, sound poets, and authors. This recording is of two readings by Larry Fagin, one held in San Francisco in February 1969 and the other made in New York City in September 1969. Fagin was a member of the New York School of poets that included Ron Padgett, Tom Veitch, Anne Waldman, Lewis Warsh, and others...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Words series; Spoken Word; Poetry
Downloads: 36
[audio]Words: Program No. 15, Philip Whalen and Bill Berkson
One in a series of programs produced by Clark Coolidge that feature the works of late 20th century poets, sound poets, and authors. This program begins with a fairly low quality recording, made in Kyoto Japan on June 9, 1967, of Philip Whalen reading some of his poems, mixed with another recording of Whalen chanting sutras and playing on wooden blocks and other basic percussion instruments. This is followed by Bill Berkson reading a selection of poems from his books “Saturday Night” and “S...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Words series; Spoken Word; Poetry
Downloads: 36
[audio]Le Carrefour de La Chaussee d'Antin
A 1972 recording of Le carrefour de la chaussee d'Antin, a long sound poem in French by Bernard Heidsieck.
Keywords: Spoken Word; Sound Poetry; Bernard Heidsieck
Downloads: 147
[audio]The Autobiography of Emanuel Carnevali: Part 1
Kay Boyle introduces a series of readings taken from the autobiography of the Italian American poet Emanuel Carnevali. Born to a morphine addicted mother and abusive father, Carnevali wrote poetry that spoke to the disillusionment he felt as an immigrant in America. He never seemed to hold down a job for very long and had a number of disastrous love affairs. Although well respected by such poets as William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, and Carl Sandburg, Carnevali was never financially successful...
Keywords: KPFA; Spoken Word; Literature; Poetry; Emanuel Carnevali
Downloads: 79
[audio]The Autobiography of Emanuel Carnevali: Part 2
Kay Boyle introduces a series of readings taken from the autobiography of the Italian American poet Emanuel Carnevali. Born to a morphine addicted mother and abusive father, Carnevali wrote poetry that spoke to the disillusionment he felt as an immigrant in America. He never seemed to hold down a job for very long and had a number of disastrous love affairs. Although well respected by such poets as William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, and Carl Sandburg, Carnevali was never financially successful...
Keywords: KPFA; Spoken Word; Literature; Poetry; Emanuel Carnevali
Downloads: 118
[audio]The Autobiography of Emanuel Carnevali: Part 3
Kay Boyle introduces a series of readings taken from the autobiography of the Italian American poet Emanuel Carnevali. Born to a morphine addicted mother and abusive father, Carnevali wrote poetry that spoke to the disillusionment he felt as an immigrant in America. He never seemed to hold down a job for very long and had a number of disastrous love affairs. Although well respected by such poets as William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, and Carl Sandburg, Carnevali was never financially successful...
Keywords: KPFA; Spoken Word; Literature; Poetry; Emanuel Carnevali
Downloads: 102
[audio]Charles Reznikoff Memorial Reading
A veritable who’s who of American poets, many hailing from New York, read their favorite poems by Charles Reznikoff and others, during a memorial for the late Jewish American poet, author, and playwright. Those marking the passing of the first of the Objectivist poets include, Allen Ginsberg, Ron Padgett, Joel Oppenheimer, Anne Waldman, Armand Schwerner, Charles North, and many others. The poems they have selected represent the incredible range of Reznikoff’s writings, from one line mediatio...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Poetry; Spoken Word; Charles Reznikoff
Downloads: 113 (1 review)
[audio]John Cage Lecture Reading: on Rauschenberg, Duchamp, Johns etc. at L.A. County Museum of Art, 1965 - John Cage
John Cage reads: "On Robert Rauschenberg, Artist and His Work", published in his book Silence, and "26 Statements Re Duchamp", and "Jasper Johns: Stories and Ideas", both published in his book A Year From Monday. The lecture begins with an amusing and informative autobiographical introduction to his interest in art and artists, how he became a composer, and how he wrote each of these pieces. This lecture is of great historical value...
Keywords: Avantgarde; Spoken Word; 20th Century Classical
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[audio]Charles Amirkhanian: Lexical Music - Charles Amirkhanian
1750 Arch Records S-1779. Released in 1980, this first solo LP by Charles Amirkhanian contains a selection of his text-sound compositions including Dutiful Ducks, Mugic and Seatbelt Seatbelt. With influences from Ernst Toch's 1930 Geogbrphical Fugue and Kurt Schwitters Ursonate to Gertrude Stein, Clark Coolidge and Steve Reich, Amirkhanian fashions words into percussion objects, layering them countrapuntally and non-syntactically...
Keywords: Sound Poetry; Spoken Word; Charles Amirkhanian
Downloads: 635
[audio]Charles Reznikoff Reads Poetry for the Jewish Holidays
From a program originally broadcast on September 6, 1975, Charles Reznikoff reads a selection of his poetry. Most of the poems included in this program have as their theme the history of the Jewish people, with the majority coming from two of Reznikoff’s major works “In Memorium: 1933” and “Holocaust.” Reznikoff, who died in January of 1976, just months after recording this program, was an American Jewish poet, playwright, and author, and the first to be referred to as an Objectivist P...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Spoken Word; Poetry; Charles Reznikoff
Downloads: 52
[audio]Kay Boyle Day: Part 3
On February 19, 1988, as part of a fund-raising marathon, KPFA presented a nine hour festival of programing in honor of Kay Boyle’s 86th birthday, which included interviews with the poet, author, and political activist and readings of her work. One of the most important American writers of the 20th century, Boyle was born in St. Paul, MN in 1902 and was educated at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Literature; Spoken Word; Poetry; Kay Boyle
Downloads: 66
[audio]Kay Boyle Day: Part 2
On February 19, 1988, as part of a fund-raising marathon, KPFA presented a nine hour festival of programing in honor of Kay Boyle’s 86th birthday, which included interviews with the poet, author, and political activist and readings of her work. One of the most important American writers of the 20th century, Boyle was born in St. Paul, MN in 1902 and was educated at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Literature; Spoken Word; Poetry; Kay Boyle
Downloads: 51
[audio]Ode To Gravity: Philip Levine & Steve Schick
Poet Philip Levine and percussionist Steve Schick join forces for a live performance in the KPFA studio.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Poetry; Spoken Word; Music; Percussion music
Downloads: 89
[audio]A realization of Ferdinand Kriwet’s Sehtexte No. 14
A realization of Ferdinand Kriwet’s “Sehtexte Nr. XIV” made in the KPFA studios by Robert Moran and Howard Hersh. Born in Germany in 1942 Ferdinand Kriwet is a radio play author, poet, and artist, perhaps best know for his work with “visual texts” or concrete poetry. “Sehtexte No. 14” is one in a series of these poems, which has been used here as a type of graphic score to create a work of acoustic literature...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Spoken Word; Sound Poetry; Ferdinand Kriwet
Downloads: 100
[audio]The 12th International Sound Poetry Festival
The The 12th International Sound Poetry Festival was held at the Washington Square Church in New York City in April 1980. Organized by Charlie Morrow and Sten Hanson, the Festival included performances by such well known composers and poets as Jerome Rothenberg, Adriano Spatola, Charles Amirkhanian, Beth Anderson, Bernard Heidsieck, John Giorno, and Jackson Mac Low. In this program you will hear selections from the Festival, that range from traditional modern poetry, performance poetry, phonetic...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Spoken Word; Sound Poetry; Text-sound compositions
Downloads: 117
[audio]Clark Coolidge: Poetry Reading at the Naropa Institute, 1980
A poetry reading by Clark Coolidge given at the Naropa Institute in Boulder Colorado, on July 2, 1980. Coolidge, was perhaps more than any other person, responsible for inspiring the entire experimental field of Language Poetry, which became popular among avant-garde, mostly American poets, during the 1960s and 70s. This type of poetry was partially inspired by the work of Gertrude Stein, John Cage and others who sometimes used mathematical sequences and other aleatoric or logical constructs to ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Naropa Institute; Spoken Word; Poetry; Clark Coolidge
Downloads: 54
[audio]Three Early Poems by Toby Lurie
Toby Lurie performs three poems, recorded at the KPFA studios on Feb. 20, 1970. Representing some of his earliest works, these poems reflect Lurie’s interest in rhythmic patterns and cadences, and a desire to get inside, or under the skin, of certain words and phrases. The first poem, that begins with the line “I saw a beautiful child today,” suggest the wonder and love Lurie felt for his wife, while the second poem seems to refer to that period in the poet’s life where he turned his bac...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Spoken Word; Sound Poetry; Poetry; Toby Lurie
Downloads: 54
[audio]Words Program 1: Clark Coolidge
Clark Coolidge, the poet perhaps most responsible for inspiring the entire experimental field of Language Poetry, produced 17 remarkable one-hour programs of experimental audio pieces by himself and others in 1969 for KPFA. This is the first program, comprising two Coolidge works read in his own voice. The first piece is built on various combinations of the repeated words "once, harp, rice" and the second is a medley of "but, if, it, though, its, thus, is, what, and." The rhythmic interplay and ...
Keywords: Clark Coolidge; Words Program; KPFA-FM; Sound Poetry; Spoken Word
Downloads: 485
[audio]Goal: A Text Sound Composition by Clark Coolidge
A live performance of a text sound piece by poet Clark Coolidge. The performers are John Payne, Charles Amirkhanian, and Coolidge. For this realization of the piece each performer sat in a separate studio at KPFA late one evening and read from sheets of paper containing a set of words, live on the air for 90 minutes. The feeds from each studio were then mixed in the main KPFA control room and broadcast to the listening public...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Spoken Word; Sound Poetry; Clark Coolidge
Downloads: 97
[audio]Words Program No. 17: Charles Amirkhanian
An early, hour long, text-sound composition by one of the premiere artists in the field of Sound Poetry. Charles Amirkhanian performs his piece, “Words”, in this, the 17th installment of Clark Coolidge’s KPFA series devoted to the spoken word and its electronic manipulation.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Spoken Word; Poetry; Sound Poetry; Charles Amirkhanian
Downloads: 110
[audio]Words: Program No. 12: Vito Acconci
One in a series of programs produced by Clark Coolidge that feature the works of late 20th century poets, sound poets, and authors. This recording presents two tape works by Vito Acconci. Coolidge quotes the particular circumstances behind each work given by the author. Acconci's performance of "A Tape Situation Using Running, Counting, Exhaustion" was recorded in New York's Central Park in 1969. The second piece presented on the program, "A Tape Situation Using A Ball, Rolling, Stopping, Walkin...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Words series; Spoken Word; Sound Poetry; Ambient sounds
Downloads: 377
[audio]Words: Program No. 6: John Payne
One in a series of programs produced by Clark Coolidge that feature the works of late 20th century poets, sound poets, and authors. This recording, broadcast on October 6, 1969, features a number of text-sound compositions by John Payne. The first piece uses short stories by John Cage that are then cut up and rearranged and mixed with other texts. The other pieces are similar in construction and many of the texts sound as if they came from scientific textbooks, electronic music manuals, and musi...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Words series; Spoken Word; Sound Poetry
Downloads: 193
[audio]Words: Program No. 4, Tom Veitch
One in a series of programs produced by Clark Coolidge that feature the works of late 20th century poets, sound poets, and authors. In this recording, made in San Francisco in August 1969, Tom Veitch reads from his experimental novel “The Luis Armed Story”. Veitch, who is perhaps best known today as an author of graphic novels, including a couple based on George Lukas’ “Star Wars” series of movies, was during the 1960s and early 1970s a major player in the underground comics scene, as ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Words series; Spoken Word; Experimental; Literature
Downloads: 59
[audio]Words: Program No. 5: Clark Coolidge
One in a series of programs produced by Clark Coolidge that feature the works of late 20th century poets, sound poets, and authors. This recording contains a tape-word piece called “Preface” created by Coolidge himself. In it he has taken a pre- recorded introduction or preface, (probably borrowed from a commercial album), in which an unidentified radio announcer describes the experimental and aleatoric nature of John Cage’s “Variations Four” and “Variations Five”, and has cut it u...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Words series; Poetry; Sound Poetry; Spoken Word
Downloads: 64
[audio]Words: Program No. 3: Ted Berrigan
One in a series of programs produced by Clark Coolidge that feature the works of late 20th century poets, sound poets, and authors. In this recording, made at the University of Iowa in Iowa City on May 22, 1969, Ted Berrigan reads a selection of his short poems and contemporary sonnets. Berrigan was part of the second generation of the New York Poetry School, from the 1950s up until his death in 1983...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Words series; Ted Berrigan; Poetry; Spoken Word
Downloads: 119
[audio]Ode To Gravity: The Dial-A-Poem Poets
Amirkhanian introduces a program of poetry from the Dial-A-Poem exhibits organized by John Giorno at the Museum of Modern Art and other spaces. These poems were originally available to the general public via a special telephone number from the The Architectural League of New York. However due to some of the adult content contained in certain pieces the project was threatened with lawsuit’s from concerned, conservative parents and the telephone number was eventually disconnected...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Poetry; Spoken Word
Downloads: 1,179
[audio]MOCA/FM: Sound Art from the Museum of Conceptual Art
The Museum of Conceptual Art (MOCA), San Francisco, presents an exhibition for radio by 26 artists, each of whom had been asked to do produce pieces of about sixty seconds duration. Produced by Tom Marioni, director of MOCA, these brief conceptual sound pieces, created by a variety of artists, sculptors, and musicians range from rather conventional jazz music and poetry to downright bizarre examples of text sound compositions ad quasi ambient sound recordings...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; MOCA FM; Spoken Word; Sound Poetry; Modern Art
Downloads: 104
[audio]Music Review: Source & Space
In this brief program, Charles Amirkhanian reviews issues 7 & 8 of “Source: Music of the Avant-Garde,” a biannual periodical of unusual music and art, as well as “Space” a book of poetry by Clark Coolidge. “Source,” published by Larry Austin, Stanley Lunetta, and Arthur Woodbury, was an extraordinary magazine that presented articles, musical scores, and even included actual 10” discs of recorded music...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music Review; New Music; Spoken Word
Downloads: 77
[audio]An In-Studio Reading by Charles Reznikoff, March 1975
Charles Reznikoff reads a selection of his poetry in a program originally recorded at the studio of WBAI in New York and produced by Susan Howe. Reznikoff, who died in January of 1976, was an American Jewish poet, playwright, and author, and the first poet to be called an Objectivist. Unlike many of the great poets of the past, such as William Wordsworth, William Butler Yeats, and even Robert Frost, who looked to the natural world for their inspiration, Reznikoff often used city life as his main...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; WBAI; Spoken Word; Poetry; Charles Reznikoff
Downloads: 51
[audio]An In-Studio Reading by Charles Reznikoff, May 1975
Charles Reznikoff reads a selection of his poetry in a program originally recorded at the studio of WBAI in New York and produced by Susan Howe. Reznikoff, who died in January of 1976, was an American Jewish poet, playwright, and author, and the first poet to be called an Objectivist. Intelligent, clear, and not overly metaphorical, Reznikoff’s poems are often personal depictions of New York City life and the experiences of immigrants in the United States...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; WBAI; Spoken Word; Poetry; Charles Reznikoff
Downloads: 25
[audio]Close Radio One
A compilation of four experimental radio works, originally broadcast in November and December of 1976 as part of KPFK’s Close Radio, a weekly program which specialized in presenting conceptual and experimental art pieces by avant-garde artists. The first work is an excerpt from “TSNX/C24Va7ME: A Play by Dr. Hun,” an experimental theatrical work by Guy de Cointet which largely consists of a couple of actors reciting lines formed from license plate numbers, phone numbers, movie ratings, and ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; KPFK-FM; Spoken Word; Avant-Garde; Conceptual Art
Downloads: 95
[audio]Ode to Gravity: The Performance Poetry of Toby Lurie
Charles Amirkhanian interviews Toby Lurie, one of Americas best-known performance poetry artists. Lurie explains the various poetic techniques that he has developed such as his conversation-poems in which more than one voice interact to create a woven tapestry of poetic phrases and overlapping statements. Another type of poetry discussed and performed here are one-word or sound-poems, which attempt to get inside a single word, fully explore its parts and create new meanings by emphasizing or rea...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Spoken Word; Poetry; Toby Lurie
Downloads: 193
[audio]Larry Wendt: 6 Text-Sound Pieces
Six text-sound pieces by Larry Wendt, probably recorded in San Jose, around 1978. Born in Napa, California, in 1946, Wendt began experimenting with text-sound composition and musique concrète in the 1970s, and has been a frequent participant and organizer of sound poetry and electronic music festivals and events ever since. He has also written extensively about avant-garde and experimental art including several seminal books on sound poetry written in collaboration with Stephen Ruppenthal...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Larry Wendt; Text-sound compositions; Sound Poetry; Spoken Word
Downloads: 83
[audio]Charles Amirkhanian & Anthony Gnazzo: William Panda with Back Mark to Martyre - Charles Amirkhanian & Anthony Gnazzo
A collection of collaborative sound pieces for radio by Anthony Gnazzo and Charles Amirkhanian. This program has sensitive language. We hope you are a sensitive listener.
Keywords: Sound Poetry; Spoken Word; Electro-Acoustic/Electronic; Anthony Gnazzo; Charles Amirkhanian
Downloads: 390
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